Grateful Dead Live at Uptown Theater on 1979-12-03
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|Alabama Getaway ->|
|The Promised Land|
|Brown Eyed Women|
|Ramble On Rose|
|It's All Over Now|
|Lazy Lightnin' ->|
|The Music Never Stopped|
|Scarlet Begonias ->|
|Fire On The Mountain|
|Samson And Delilah|
|Terrapin Station ->|
|Playing In The Band ->|
|Lost Sailor ->|
|Saint Of Circumstance ->|
|Wharf Rat ->|
|Johnny B. Goode|
flac16; Set 1: SBD -> Cassette Master (Sony TCD5M/UDXL-II) -> Dat (Panasonic
Set 2: SBD -> Cassette Master -> Cassette -> Dat -> CD
Transferred and Edited By Charlie Miller
- 2005-06-23 13:36:53
- Set 1: SBD -> Cassette Master (Sony TCD5M/UDXL-II) -> Dat (Panasonic SV3800/48k); Set 2: SBD -> Cassette Master -> Cassette -> Dat -> CD
- Chicago, IL
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Uptown Theater
Subject: Picked by Dave
Hold on to your hat, we’re coming in strong with one from the Windy City that’ll have you movin’ and shakin’ from start to finish. DAVE’S PICKS VOLUME 31: UPTOWN THEATRE, CHICAGO, IL 12/3/79 signals a true rebirth of the Grateful Dead, reimagining classics and foreshadowing their 80s sound. This is as much in part due to freshly-minted member Brent Mydland bringing the organ back in as it is to Jerry finding new vivacity with his custom Wolf guitar. New guy, new guitar – it all makes for a heck of a good time!
Set One rolls like never-ending thunder with one standout after another – truly epic versions of “Brown-Eyed Women,” “Ramble On Rose,” “It’s All Over Now,” “Althea,” and “The Music Never Stopped.” Set Two hits with a crack of not-so-lazy lightning, barreling through an outrageous 28-minute “Scarlet>Fire” to a unique “Lost Sailor>Saint of Circumstance” and wrapping with a “blow the roof off the place” version of “Truckin’” and a rippin’ “Johnny B. Goode.” Ready for some quiet after the storm? You’ll have to wait just a little bit longer – we’ve filled in the gap on Disc 3 with a sprinkle of 12/4/79 – “Estimated>Franklin’s Tower>” and an incredibly improvised “Jam.”
Subject: Excellent show and recording!
Subject: Dec79- First Brent-era Chi run, n1
At any rate, this show lifts off with a pumped up Alabama opener. Here's that new sound, again, give it a whirl. Early on in its history AG typically segued into a Bobby rocker-- like this night's Promised Land and the third night's Greatest Story Ever Told. It became their number one opener the next couple years (80-81).
Then again - who's with me? - after listening to a whole bunch of 78, I can't help but long for Donna a bit, especially near the end of Ramble on Rose. Where's her screaming, yeaaahhh? Notwithstanding, this is a great version. The Jack-A-Roe is also excellent. The supplication jam is slower, mellower and groovier than years prior. It builds with focus to crescendo starting at and around 3:30. First set also's got a tight Althea, and a solid Music Never Stopper- everyone popping off near end.
Next up, scarlet-fire set two opener! Phil and the rhythm devils are all over this scarlet. Bobby weaving some nice slide off of Jerry's jamming. Brent filling in wonderfully. The scarlet is longer than the track listing it at around 9 minutes, or at least the transition stretches out longer. Segue is hot, fire fire! Check out Brent around 5:45-7:15 on Terrapin. This, at least to me, is the more familiar Terrapin sound. Slow, focused, stretches with those electric keys. PITB around 8 minutes in is awesome. Rare trucking set closer - although they seemed to do this more in '79 than any other year. This is one of 3x they closed out set 2 with truckin' in '79.
All told, as with this entire run, first sets are solid, but they really bring it in the second. This second set clocks in at over 100 minutes. Check it out!
Brent's First show was 4/22/79 at San Jose State University, Keith's last was 2/17/79 in Oakland, CA. My uncle and dad were at the last Keith show and my uncle said, "Keith was late coming out for the second set, I knew then his days were numbered." Brent was the best, but that's my $0.02!
Subject: fantastic sound
Subject: monster 2nd set
playin>drums is smokin; almost getting into a JGB vibe and way out howard wales-type jamming.
sailor>st rocks; wharf rat heartfelt; trucking to end the show? unusual and different... jgb? icing on the cake.
loved it -- thank you grateful dead
Subject: Great Soundboard
Subject: bread crumb
Subject: Hot show on a cold night
Thanks, Chuckles for making my favorite Dead show as easy to listen to as a "bookmark" on my browser.
Opinion: use wavelab not samplitude. This recoding sounds"digital" and it is not. I was there.
All Over Now, TMNS and Scarlet smoke
Subject: This is real good.
Subject: Up at the Uptown
Subject: Amazingly Crispy Sound
Subject: Very Nice!
Subject: Can't believe this one's got no reviews yet!